On the 18th we (Year 7’s) went for our camp. Our camp site was located at SWIM (Short Workshop In Mission). It is located between Lunga River and the Henderson Airport. The theme for our camp is The Arts and Music. We were split up into 3 groups which were Red Pandas, Blue Flames, and Black Knights. When we arrived at SWIM, we started unpacking and we went to our dormitories. The first activities were team building activities which were a few different types of ball games, later we finished playing all the games we had our lunch. After lunch we were split up into small groups then we started preparing our stories and puppets for our next activities which was called puppetry shadows. The preparation took us up to 5:00 pm. After all the preparation the Black Knights and Red Pandas cooked a delicious dinner (mince and rice). After dinner blue group did the cleaning up. Then we made our way to the leaf hut where we had our puppet show. All the groups came up with humorous performances. After the show students who wanted to have supper had Milo with biscuits. When it was 9:30 pm we went to our rooms and slept.
In the morning Blue Flames and Black Knight made breakfast and Red Pandas did the cleaning up afterwards. Everyone got themselves ready for the day. Each group made their way to the leaf hut and waited for the teachers to give instructions. The first activity was making musical instruments out of coconut leaves. Two ladies from the Western province showed us these fantastic skills. After we all got together and played our instruments. The next activity was the egg parachute. We made it out plastic bags, straws, tape, string and natural materials then we had a group competition to see which parachute was best engineered and Blue Flames won. After all those activities we cleaned up and went on to the motu preparation. Everyone had different types of jobs and together we made the most amazing motu ever! After making all that mess we all cleaned up and some groups started getting their items ready for the entertainment at the bon fire and others prepared firewood for the bon fire. When motu was all cooked we ate that delicious dinner and then we all made our way to the bon fire where we had 6 items which in all the groups sang different types of songs and we played musical chairs. Then we went back to the house, had supper which was milo with biscuits or marshmallows and then went to bed.
We woke up and the Blue Flames cooked breakfast. After breakfast we got ready and had a sports day. Then we had BBQ and hot dogs for lunch. After lunch we had free time, where some went on the swing and some went to the field to play soccer. After free time we played two different types of games, we played soccer and volleyball. Then our bus came, it was time to leave, most people complained about wanting to stay late. But we packed up and left SWIM. We arrived at school at 2:45 pm. We unpacked our bags from the truck and went back home.